I had sliding doors like your design for my pots and pans cupboard...what a pain. Never enough room to get to what you need with only one side open at a time. I converted the doors last year to a hinge opening, just like regular kitchen cabinets. works much better! Just make sure you use secure latches. I have a counter cover that goes over my Origo alcohol stove; I like that it gives extra counter space when the stove isn't in use. Mine drops back vertically into a slot at the back end of the counter so it's out of the way when the stove is used. I like a lighter color counter top if the salon is small like my boat. Keeps it more open looking. You're on the right track though.
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“Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse” To Sail is vital, to live is not.